William Hope

Biography

William "Bill" Hope (born 1955) is a Canadian stage, film, television and voice actor. Most of Hope's stage work has been leading roles in a wide variety of regional, touring and West End theatres in England. Early on, he turned down a major role in Kubrick's Full Metal Jacket for a lead role in James Cameron's Aliens (1986) as Lt. Gorman, for which he began to receive recognition. Soon after he appeared as Kyle MacRae in the horror film Hellbound: Hellraiser 2 (1988), the sequel to Clive Barker's Hellraiser (1987). After Hellbound, Hope went on to a number of theatrical films while working a lot on stage and in radio drama. Seen in parts in Shining Through (1992) and The Saint (1997), Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004) and xXx (2002). He co-starred in two Wesley Snipes' action epics The Marksman (2005) and The Detonator (2006) and as the villain in Steven Seagal's action movie Submerged (2005). Recently seen on TV as Harry Ramos in the award winning TV docudrama 9/11: The Twin Towers (2007), and as the President of Lehman Brothers in The Last Days of Lehman Brothers (2009) starring James Cromwell, in theatrical releases he has been seen opposite Woody Harrelson in The Walker (2007), Robert Downey Jr. in Sherlock Holmes (2009), and The Whistleblower (2010) with Rachel Weisz and Legacy with Idris Elba. His most recent television work is playing Matt LeBlanc's agent in the soon to be released Showtime satire Episodes (2011). He will soon be seen in Luc Besson's The Lady (2012) about the life of Aung San Suu Kyi and in 2011 he guest-stars in possibly the BBC's last series of "Spooks" (2002) and alongside Johnny Depp in Tim Burton's Dark Shadows (2012). In 2010, he has been heard as many of the voices of the Thomas & Friends children's TV and DVD series. He also returned to the horror genre, working in the Solar Film's experimental Dark Floors, released in Europe in 2008. He is regularly heard on BBC Radio and is part of the BBC "Broken News" cast. He appeared in a book tour with Tim Parfitt, his brother-in-law. Television Thomas & Friends (2009–present) - Edward, Toby, Whiff, Bert, Dash, Stephen Hatt, Farmer McColl and Farmer Trotter Filmography Blue Mountain Mystery - Edward, Toby Dark Shadows (2012) - Sheriff Bill of Collinsport Spooks (2011) Series 10 - Jim Coaver The Lady (2011) - James Baker Day of the Diesels - Edward, Toby Spiders 3D (2011) - Col. Jenkins Cold Fusion (2011) - Willis The Whistleblower (2010) - John Blakely Misty Island Rescue (2010) - Edward, Toby, Whiff and Dash The Glass House (2010) - Charles Lutz Legacy (2010) - Mark Star Sherlock Holmes (2009) - John Standish Hero of the Rails (2009) - Edward, Toby Dark Floors (2008) - Jon Finding Rin Tin Tin (2007) - Major Snickens Trade Routes (2007) - Richter The Walker (2007) - Mungo Tenant 9/11: The Twin Towers (2006) - Harry Ramos The Detonator (2006) (V) - Michael Shepard The Marksman (2005) (V) - Jonathan Tensor Submerged (2005) (V) - Agent Fletcher Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004) - American Broadcaster Labyrinth (2003) - Robert Fisk Cockroach Blue (2003) - Flush Head xXx (2002) - Agent Roger Donnan Never Say Never Mind: The Swedish Bikini Team (2001) (V) - Bill Mason Obedience (2000) - Dr. Norton The Saint (1997) - State Department Official Dropping the Baby (1993) - Harry Shining Through (1992) - Kernohan Hellbound: Hellraiser II (1988) - Kyle MacRae Going Home (1987) - Lieutenant Anson Aliens (1986) - Lieutenant Gorman The Lords of Discipline (1983) - Senior Poltergeist (1982) - Dana's Boyfriend In Car (cameo; uncredited) Scanners (1982) - Hazmat Worker (uncredited) Self Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs (2007) - Charles Wilbour Superior Firepower: The Making of 'Aliens (2003) (V) - Himself McLibel (1998) - Guardian Newspaper Representative

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Birth Place

Montréal, Québec, Canada

Birth Date

3/2/1955
Known For
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The Detonator

Michael Shepard

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Submerged

Agent Fletcher

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The Marksman

Johnathan Tensor

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Autopsy

Additional Zombie Voices (voice) (uncredited)

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Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs

Charles Wilbour

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Spiders

Col. Jenkins

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2012 Damnation

Willis

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The Son

Andrew

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Thomas & Friends: Misty Island Rescue

Edward / Whiff / Bash / The Dock Manager (US)

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Avenger

Stephen Edmonds

Starring In
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The Son

Andrew

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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

Sheriff

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The Sandman

Doctor Destiny

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Thomas & Friends: Marvelous Machinery

Edward (US) (voice)

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The Catcher Was a Spy

John Kleran

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Thomas & Friends: Big World! Big Adventures! The Movie

Edward (US) / Toby (US) (voice)

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Slumber

Malcolm

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Thomas & Friends: Extraordinary Engines

Edward (US) / Toby (US) / The Duke of Boxford (US) / A Railway Inspector (UK & US) (voice)

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To the Top

Travis Jones

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Thomas & Friends: Journey Beyond Sodor

Edward (US) / Toby (US) / Two Troublesome Truck (UK & US) (voice)

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Thomas & Friends: Christmas on Sodor

Edward (US) / Toby (US) / The Duke of Boxford (US) (voice)

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Thomas & Friends: The Great Race

Edward (US) / The Dock Manager (US) (voice)

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Leviathan - Die Hellraiser-Story

Himself

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Thomas & Friends: Thomas' Christmas Carol

Edward (US) / Whiff (US) / Rocky (US) (voice) (as Bill Hope)

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Thomas & Friends: Sodor's Legend of the Lost Treasure

Edward (US) / Toby (US) (voice)

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Thomas & Friends: The Adventure Begins

Edward Voice

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Thomas et ses Amis: Les Locomotives de Noël

Edward (US) / Rocky (US) / The Dock Manager (US) (voice)

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Walking with the Enemy

Carl Lutz

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Thomas & Friends: King of the Railway

Edward (US) / Toby (US) (voice)

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Thomas & Friends: Railway Mischief

Whiff (US) / Farmer McColl (US) (voice)

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Spiders

Col. Jenkins

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Thomas & Friends: Blue Mountain Mystery

Edward (US) / Toby (US) / Rocky (US) (voice)

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Dark Shadows

Sheriff

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Thomas & Friends: A Very Thomas Christmas

Edward (US) / Toby (US) / Dash (US) (voice)

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Gladiators of Rome

Fabrickius (voice)

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Thomas & Friends: Day of the Diesels - The Movie

Edward (US) / Toby (US) (voice)

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The Lady

James Baker

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Captain America: The First Avenger

SHIELD Lieutenant

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2012 Damnation

Willis

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The Whistleblower

Blakely

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Thomas & Friends: Misty Island Rescue

Edward / Whiff / Bash / The Dock Manager (US)

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Legacy: Black Ops

Mark Star

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Sherlock Holmes

Ambassador Standish

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Moonshot

Psychologist

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Thomas & Friends: Hero of the Rails

Edward (US) / Toby (US) / Rocky (US) / The Duke of Boxford (US) (voice)

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Christmas in Canaan

Lippincott 1 episode, 2013

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Autopsy

Additional Zombie Voices (voice) (uncredited)

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Dark Floors

Jon

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The Walker

Mungo Tenant

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Finding Rin Tin Tin

Major Snickens

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Mummies: Secrets of the Pharaohs

Charles Wilbour

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Free Jimmy

Harvey (voice)

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The Detonator

Michael Shepard

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9/11 - Die letzten Minuten im World Trade Center

Harry Ramos

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Avenger

Stephen Edmonds

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The Marksman

Johnathan Tensor

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Submerged

Agent Fletcher

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Egypt

Theodore Davis (unknown episodes)

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Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow

American Broadcaster

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Never Say Never Mind: The Swedish Bikini Team

Bill Mason

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xXx

Agent Roger Donnan

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Masterpiece Theatre - The Cazalets

Harry (unknown episodes)

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Sword of Honour

General Clayton

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The Saint

State Department Official

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To Save the Children

Duane Barton

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Shining Through

Kernohan

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The Shell Seekers

Young Richard

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Hellbound: Hellraiser II

Kyle

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The Last Days of Patton

MP Philip

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Aliens

Lieutenant Gorman

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The Lords of Discipline

Senior

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Scanners

Hazmat-Suit Worker (uncredited)

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Thomas & Friends: Start Your Engines!

Edward (US) / Rocky (US) / The Duke of Boxford (US) (voice)

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